WordPress Changes

Posted on April 10, 2008. Filed under: blogs, WordPress | Tags: , , |

I know it’s been a few days since I blogged, but dang! I come back to tap out some posts and see that my Dashboard looks different. I feel like Rip Van Winkle waking up — and missing his 8-track when everyone else is wearing an iPod.

Come to find out, I haven’t posted for ten days. That might do it.  I’ve been off busy working on a pair of articles for the Sisters in Crime Guppy newsletter, plus my upcoming “I’m Legit” website.  A day in the blogosphere must be like a “dog year.” Sheesh.

One thing I miss in this new version is the word count. I like to write short posts. Now I have to judge it visually, I suppose.

Maybe I need a trip to the new FAQ. I’m sure they updated that, too.

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Slowing down for Florrida

Posted on March 7, 2008. Filed under: blogs, Florrida, Uncategorized, WordPress, writing | Tags: , , |

I needed to make a new category. I was tired. So, now we have a new state. Florrida. And because it’s a category, I can’t correct it.

This is symbolic of a larger issue for me. A daily blog, especially of all-horse-stuff,  is gonna grind me down to a nub. Don’t get me wrong – I love it. But I spent a couple of hours yesterday on a short post.

I’m not schizophrenic, but I hear the voices of my old editors:

“I can’t use this if you don’t have art. (photos)”

“Get another source to corroborate this.”

“Use something timely. Save the evergreen stuff.”

You can take the girl out of journalism, but you can’t take the journalism out of the girl.

So, I wanted to create content for today, to have “money in the bank.” So the Old Editors’ Voices start up again. What’s going on now? Hunt, search. Oh, let’s do that. Click. click. Now doublecheck it. Get some art. Make it fun. Get yourself out of the story. Write it tight. Put yourself into the story. Oh, right — a category.


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Learning blogging

Posted on February 23, 2008. Filed under: blogs, Dreamstime, iStockPhoto, WordPress, writing | Tags: , , , , , |

I’m gonna give the horses a break for a few days, so I can work more with this “variety blog” concept a little more. I’ve been editing some of our old stuff here — primarily re-writing the link to where you can click on the name which is writing hyperlinks in WordPress. I’ve still got a couple of entries more to convert.

And thanks to Lyndi , I’m now signed up with iStockPhoto and about to sign up with Dreamstime , which has a large library of free photos.

I have to say that I’m really enjoying using WordPress. I may even use a WordPress template for my author website.

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